Stella Leonora Harriette Hume
Stella Leonora Harriette Hume (1882 - 1954), by unknown photographer, c1936, courtesy of State Library of South Australia. SLSA: B 38009. .Image Details
HUME, STELLA LEONORA HARRIETTE (1882-1954), radio announcer, director and producer, was born on 4 October 1882 at South Yarra, Melbourne, daughter of Victorian-born parents William Workman Jeremy, draughtsman, and his wife Laura Savina, née Peregalli. Said to be of 'French, Italian, English and Welsh descent', Stella later adopted the name Violet. On 3 October 1905 at the Methodist Church, Mosman, Sydney, she married Ernest James Hume. They moved to Adelaide where Ernest was in partnership with his brother Walter in manufacturing steel fencing.
While raising her four children, Mrs Hume taught elocution, served as art director of the Adelaide Repertory Theatre, pursued interests in sculpture, music, dancing, singing, and cultivating and arranging flowers, and also appeared in silent films, billed as 'Leonora Starr'. In 1923 her sons Ernest ...Read more at the source website